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Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Window Cleaner / Worker / Gummy Joe / Droopy-Voiced Man / Ringo / Monkey / Photographer / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Donut Woman / Quigley (voice)
Lisa Simpson / Child at Dentist's (voice)
Movie Villain / Football Player / Dr. Wolff / Carl / Diamond Thief / Donut Man / George / Crusher / Bumblebee Man / Chief Wiggum / Robots (voice)
McBain / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Burns' Grandfather / Lenny / Wrestling Emcee / Paul / Goon / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman (voice)
Herself (voice) (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)


Mr. Burns revokes the dental plan from the power plant's union contract, and when Homer realizes that he'll now have to pay for Lisa's new braces, he leads the power plant employees on a strike, while Mr. Burns struggles to put an end to the rioting. Written by anonymous

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Animation | Comedy





Release Date:

11 March 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the jokes in this episode is that Bart and Homer watch a movie starring McBain (the Arnold Schwarzenegger parody in the series) where he busts out of an ice sculpture and utters the line "Ice to see you." In an intriguing case of "Life imitating Art" (or the series in this case), in 1997, Schwarzenegger would go on to star in Batman & Robin (1997) where he played the villain Mr. Freeze, who made a lot of ice-themed puns through the film, much like McBain did here. See more »


The nitrous oxide cylinder at the end of the episode is marked N²O. Chemical formulas use subscript for numbers, at least nowadays (the original Berzeluis notation used superscript and was still used during the first half of the 20th century). See more »


Mr. Burns: We don't have to be adversaries, Homer. We both want a fair union contract.
Homer: [thinking] Why is Mr. Burns being so nice to me?
Mr. Burns: And if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
Homer: [thinking] Wait a minute. Is he coming onto me?
Mr. Burns: I mean, if I should slip something into your pocket, what's the harm?
Homer: [thinking] My God! He IS coming onto me!
Mr. Burns: After all, negotiations make strange bedfellows.
Mr. Burns: [wink]
Homer: [thinking] Aaaaaagh!
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Spoofs Batman (1989) See more »


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Written by Mason Williams
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Amazing Episode!
8 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons. I regard this episode as one of my all-time favorites. This is just a hilarious episode, especially as we see Homer fighting for the working class. There are just too many scenes to highlight from the grotesque braces Lisa is forced to wear to the cultural references of The Beatle's Yellow Submarine film to 1989's Batman to Jimmy Hoffa.

In this episode, "Last Exit to Springfield," Mr. Burns decides to take away the dental plan which causes anger in Homer because that means he has to pay for the braces Lisa needs. Homer is voted as the union leader and now he decides to fight Burns, who promises to give Homer the fight of his life.

Overall, this is an excellent episode and is one of my personal favorites. The jokes are incredibly strong and just watching Homer and Burns is worth your time. I rate this episode 10/10.

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